Kamala Harris Picked the Worst Week Ever for a Fundraiser at Airbnb HQ

Last night, California Attorney General Kamala Harris spoke "truth to power" at a fundraiser hosted at Airbnb's new crisp and airy Soma headquarters. But the only fat cats in the room were the Silicon Valley millionaires and billionaires who are helping to finance her reelection, including Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky and… » 4/24/14 5:49pm Yesterday 5:49pm

IMs and Emails Support Allegations About the Toxic Culture at GitHub

Advocates for gender equality in the tech industry were not impressed by GitHub's internal investigation into claims of institutionalized hostility towards women and harassment in the workplace. Least of all the female engineer who brought those claims to light. » 4/24/14 2:19pm Yesterday 2:19pm

Shingy Just Spent 20 Minutes Yelling Insane Gibberish on a Stage

If you're wondering what a Digital Prophet at AOL does to justify his existence (and salary), here is video documentation. Today, David Shing, everyone's favorite tech clown stood before a rapt audience at the TNW Europe Conference 2014, and made up a lot of words. » 4/24/14 12:54pm Yesterday 12:54pm

Billionaire Tech Investor Attacked in Sext Extortion Plot

Vinod Khosla (right), the cofounder of Sun Microsystems and titan venture capitalist, values his privacy. He's also a billionaire—so if you're his daughter's scumbag ex-boyfriend, you might think he's just the right guy to threaten with naked pictures of her. » 4/24/14 10:35am Yesterday 10:35am

Electing This Man Mayor of Oakland Will Be a Disaster for Oakland

The person on Oakland mayoral candidate and former tech exec Bryan Parker's staff who granted this interview made a very serious mistake. No one—you'd hope—is going to vote for a man who thinks the cure for American poverty is Bitcoin. » 4/23/14 2:06pm Wednesday 2:06pm

Tech CEO Dodges Felony Charge Despite Horrifying Abuse Video

RadiumOne CEO Gurbaksh "G" Chahal pled guilty to two misdemeanors for domestic violence and battery last week. The ad-tech executive faced 45 felony charges based on security footage from his San Francisco penthouse apartment, which allegedly showed him hitting and kicking his girlfriend 117 times in half an hour. » 4/23/14 12:34pm Wednesday 12:34pm

Emperor of the Glassholes Finally Feels Shame

Google Glass is a $1,500 toy predicated on the absence of self-awareness—and so it's no surprise its early power users have been men like Robert Scoble, a roof-raising mascot of privacy antagonism. But now, even the man who once boasted of wearing his face computer in the shower is jumping ship. » 4/22/14 5:57pm Tuesday 5:57pm

Is Aereo the New Betamax? The Supreme Court Weighs the Future of TV

Today the Supreme Court will hear arguments in American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo. It is a case which reportedly has entertainment industry executives wearing out their Xanax prescriptions, as they contemplate the destruction of the entire economic foundation of the television industry. The press keeps repeating » 4/22/14 9:41am Tuesday 9:41am

GitHub Cofounder Resigns After Internal Harassment Investigation

GitHub president Tom Preston-Werner has resigned from the social network for software engineers that he cofounded in 2008. He and his wife Theresa Preston-Werner were cleared of any legal wrongdoing regarding harassment claims from GitHub engineer Julie Ann Horvath. » 4/21/14 5:20pm Monday 5:20pm